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Age 89, passed peacefully at his Baldwin Township home on February 20, 2018. Son of the late William and Anna (Kinzel) O’Brien, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife Helen Sue, his dear son, William “Bill”, III, and his sister, Laverne Shaughnessy. He is survived by his beloved daughter Janet (Robert) Price and his cherished grandchildren Christopher (Kimberly), Danielle, and Bradley Price. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Bill served his country during WWII on the USS Berrien. His service led him to the South Pacific in 1944 and he was honorably discharged in 1946. Bill was a member of the VFW Post #694, American Legion Post #0490, and Charleroi Elks #494.
Bill spent most of his post-military career working in sales management at various car dealerships in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. He retired in 1990 and later found an encore career at Martin Auto Gallery, where he spent his days surrounded by friends. Bill enjoyed the quality time he spent with his family and friends, sharing stories and laughs at every turn. He especially treasured his memories of traveling to Florida and Ireland with his son. Bill will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and warm, charming demeanor. Family and friends will be welcomed at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes 1008 Castle Shannon Blvd, Castle Shannon Thursday March 8, 2018, from 3-6PM. Services at the funeral home Friday March 9th, 2018 at 9:30 AM. Followed by Interment with full military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.